URBANISM & DESIGNIs All This New Ohio City Development Good?
Come Saturday, Ohio City will be bedlam, as it is most Saturdays. The intersection of West 25th and Lorain will be endlessly logjammed as the suburban tourists descend upon the West Side Market with their bags and their strollers and all the force and rancor of the Uruk-hai.
ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYBolivia's Cautionary Tale on Water
North American Congress on Latin America
When Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived at the new Uyuni airport last August and found no water running from the tap, he publicly reprimanded and promptly dismissed his Minister of Water. As it happened, the pipes were merely frozen.
ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYCalifornia Mayors Want CEQA Fixed
Los Angeles Daily News
As mayors of two of California's largest cities, we've joined with other large city mayors including San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, to call for a modernization of one of California's oldest and most important environmental laws, the California Environmental Quality Act, or…
URBANISM & DESIGNWinner of the Urbanist Bracket Challenge
The Atlantic Cities
Now that the Unpaid Pro Basketball Championship is out of the way, we can finally get to the competition that has consumed much of my desktop for the last month: the Urbanist Toolkit Bracket Challenge of 2013.
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
Fort Worth: Locating Stations May Determine HSR Future
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The fate of a proposal to build a high-speed rail line connecting Dallas-Fort Worth to Houston may rest on whether North Texas leaders can agree on where to put a station...
Kansas City: Commuter Rail Plans Off for Now
Kansas City Star
Jackson County's commuter rail proposal has suddenly stalled out, ending for now County Executive Mike Sanders' hope of having a sales tax…
Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: A Look Fed Funding for Transit Operations
With a budget stalemate in Congress, the future for transit funding may increasingly be in the hands of state and local governments. But that could magnify seriously inequitable outcomes, an analysis of data from 65 cities shows...
Blogosphere: Amtrak Draws Fire, Aviation Ignored
There's never any shortage of…